music is Indian Summer by Big Bud
I went along to the Sarai Independent Fellows 2006 workshops last weekend (26-27/08) @ Sarai, CSDS, New Delhi. I missed the first two days sessions, but here is a slideshow video of some of the saturday & sunday sessions. it was really interesting - both the presentations and the discussions afterwards. some sessions were in Hindi so I couldn't follow as easily. there were a wide range of projects though - art, music, urban issues. hopefully they'll link to some of the full papers on the sarai.net website. it was a great way to get another insight into life and goings on in India and related places.
the one I remember the most is:
Anjali Jyoti, New Delhi
Home Street Home: A Street Child Survival Guide for Delhi
http://foggyfroggie.blogspot.com/2006/08/mapping-delhi-map-of-dakshinpur... has pictures of the hand drawn maps the children made - I'm not sure if the official map/booklet was produced (I recall the project changed from it's original idea)
[quote]Abstract: Delhi is considered to have a fairly high population of street children and there exists an extensive formal support network for them. However lots of localized informal arrangements and systems have also evolved over time to facilitate survival on the streets. The aim is to cross communicate, that is to prepare a guide which makes a street child more aware of all the formal facilities available for him in terms of work options, health, education, shelter etc and compile a reverse guide for the likes of us, to make us more aware of the undercurrents of life on the streets so that the systems developed to facilitate the children of the street can be more effective.
A booklet containing maps and pictorial information about NGOs, what they provide for, government hospitals, educational facilities, bus routes, rights etc. A take on street life as I have gathered over the past 11 months, to get an idea of how wide a gap exists between what is required and what is being provided for. Archival material to be submitted (apart from guide): Photographs, maps/sketches made by children, film footage on the process of map making, feedback on the guide, etc.